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    Sale 7431

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    6 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 84

    A CARVED BAMBOO BRUSHPOT

    DATED XINHAI YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1851

    Price Realised  

    A CARVED BAMBOO BRUSHPOT
    DATED XINHAI YEAR, CORRESPONDING TO 1851
    Finely carved in shallow relief with two figures in a garden setting beside a range of archaic inscriptions, probably taken from archaic bronze vessels and coins, and a long colophon-type inscription
    6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) high


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    The brushpot has been carved by an unknown carver called Wang Jianwu, who, according to the long inscription composed by his friend, a certain Xiu Dong, was particularly good at bamboo carving and well-known for it. However, Wang had a drinking problem and spent most of his earnings to buy alcohol.

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